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Rag Radio 2013-03-09 - Novelist, Educator & Immigrant Rights Activist David S. McCabe


Published March 8, 2013


David McCabe is the author of "Without Sin," a novel inspired by actual events in Oceanside, California, where federal and county officials shut down a sex trafficking ring that exploited young, undocumented women. The novel chronicles the exploits of a young border patrol agent and a 17-year-old Mexican prostitute as they struggle to come to terms with the increasing violence and changing politics that govern the borderlands dividing their countries. "Without Sin" won the Book to Action award from the California State Library and the California Center for the Book, and was a semifinalist in the New Orleans Faulkner Society's William Faulkner-Wisdom Competetion.

McCabe, who lives with his wife and son and a menagerie of animals on a small ranch in Southern California, has worked in public education for over 20 years -- as an elementary school teacher and a principal -- and currently serves as a school board trustee at the Nuview Union School District and as an associate professor of education and coordinator of the Teacher Preparation Program at Pasadena City College. McCabe, who has written and spoken extensively on education-related issues, is also the author of "Toward a More Perfect Union: Creating Democratic Classroom Communities." He recently spoke at St. Edward's University in Austin and at Texas A&M University about human trafficking, xenophobia, immigration, and the abuse and sexual exploitation of children.

Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time). Contact: ragradio@koop.org. Running time: 49:00.


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